Brilliantly planned and executed, Kirill’s exploration of Voices from the East continues to thread its way through his BSO programmes revealing a range of rarely-heard composers of quality with resonance and relevance.

Premiered in 1967, the Sukhovey of the title is a hot wind that blows around the arid regions of the Caspian Sea. The scenario describes how humanity triumphs over Nature, transforming inhospitable desert into a fertile temperate climate. The intuitive grasp of Nurymov’s idiom was as communicative as ever.